Maryland Blogger: Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA

Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA


Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is one of the favorite day trip destinations for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. One of the benefits of living in Gaithersburg is that we are within day trip distance of many very interesting places. Dolores and I are annual members of Longwood Gardens and we frequently visit.

What is now Longwood Gardens was originally purchased from William Penn in 1700 by George Peirce. In 1798, the Peirce family began to plant an arboretum and by 1850, they had one of the largest tree collections in the country.  It was named Peirce’s Park and was open to the public. Pierre S. du Pont purchased the property in 1906 and it became his private estate that he opened to the public on scheduled days during the year.

Mr. du Pont founded the Longwood Foundation in 1946 and left most of his estate for the maintenance and improvement of the gardens when he died in 1954. Longwood Gardens is open to the public and is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. The gardens cover over 1,000 acres and the Conservatory is one of the largest that you will find anywhere.  The Conservatory covers over four acres.

Plan to spend the day when you visit. There is much to see. Dolores and I usually have lunch at the Café. You will want to to try the mushroom soup. This is mushroom country. 



Blanket Flower, Mesa Yellow, Bee, Longwood Gardens IMG_7458


Black Eyed Susans, Prairie Sun, Longwood Gardens IMG_7456


Dahlia, Pam Howden, Longwood Gardens IMG_7451


Dahlia, Best Bett, Longwood Gardens IMG_7443


Coxcomb, Prestige Scarlet, Longwood Gardens IMG_7441


Coleus, Dipt in Wine, Longwood Gardens IMG_7439


Dahlia, Kenora Wildfire, Longwood Gardens IMG_7434


Britton's Wild Petunia, Purple Showers, Longwood Gardens IMG_7430

Canon PowerShot G11 Camera

Photographs by Roy Kelley 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • September 09 2018 08:50PM


Good morning Roy.  Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images from the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy. The mushroom soup sounds deleicious and the grounds sound inviting. Think it may take more than a day to take it all in! Enjoy your next visit.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 8 months ago

Good morning Roy, your photos brightened up this dreary morning. Thank you, just beautiful.

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group ) 8 months ago

HI Roy Kelley - What wonderful images you have taken at Longwood Gardens.  Thanks for sharing them with us.... love the pic with the bee!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

I liked the way you added the history to Longwood Gardens. Your photos always show the variety of beauty there!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 8 months ago

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

Such a beautiful place and you always capture such amazing photos of it for us to enjoy!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 8 months ago

Roy, so glad we all could do the Longwood Gardens together, and that mushroom soup WAS really good.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

Great photos Roy Kelley  - thank you for sharing!

Posted by Lee Potts, The smarter we work, the luckier you get. (Aloha Group Maui) 8 months ago

Wow - I had no idea that the history of Longwood Gardens reaches back in time over 300 years.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

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Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago

The Longwood Garden is one that I really want to visit one day. Thanks for posting the photos.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago
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